Understanding groups: reflective practice and work discussion (CPD44)
A facilitated reflective work discussion space to read and think with other voluntary and public sector professionals about group and team dynamics.
- Are you looking for a regular opportunity to think with others outside your organisation about your work?
- Do you facilitate groups that ‘don’t always go to plan’?
- Are you part of a work group or team that doesn’t always work well together?
- Would you find group supervision on a monthly basis helpful?
Groups are an important aspect of everyday working life, but some groups work better than others. This programme will help you to think about the group process in the context of your work environment, help you understand group dynamics and the position individuals take within a group to facilitate a better functioning, more productive and happier working environment.
In this live discussion group delivered over Zoom, you will have the opportunity to reflect on inter-partnership, multi-disciplinary working within teams, groups of staff and/or service users/clients/patients. The discussions are supported by prior reading of case studies and theoretical references followed by consideration of their practical application to your work.
Aims and learning objectives
The group will provide an opportunity to:
- present your own work, contribute ideas and share reflections with fellow course participants and the facilitator and learn from others
- apply systems-psychodynamic ideas to your current practice
- gain clarity to manage your team role and review working in multi-disciplinary teams
- review specific work-related issues, concerns or new challenges and the complexities of managing with limited resources
- analyse the institutional dynamics that develop through statutory change, restructuring, new working practices and associated institutional defences
- have a reflective space to share difficult and complex work issues relating to clients, patients and service users
Who is this course for?
This course will be of interest to those working in the NHS, local authorities, throughout the public and voluntary sectors including NGOs and charities and the creative sector.
The next cohort wil run on the following dates:
|Sessions||Date||Start time||End time|
|Session 1 of 12||Thursday 21 September 2023||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 2 of 12||Thursday 19 October 2023||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 3 of 12||Thursday 16 November 2023||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 4 of 12||Thursday 14 December 2023||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 5 of 12||Thursday 18 January 2024||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 6 of 12||Thursday 8 February 2024||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 7 of 12||Thursday 21 March 2024||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 8 of 12||Thursday 18 April 2024||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 9 of 12||Thursday 16 May 2024||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 10 of 12||Thursday 20 June 2024||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 11 of 12||Thursday 4 July 2024||9.30am||12:00pm|
|Session 12 of 12||Thursday 18 July 2024||9.30am||12:00pm|
This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom, and the sessions will not be recorded.
You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of a laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this Zoom test link to check your set up before booking.
You will be sent the necessary login link about a week before the course start date. Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us to discuss how we can best help you.
The programme offers you the opportunity to meet with other professionals to develop thinking about working in, and with, groups through sharing experiences, discussion and some guided reading. You will develop the skills needed to apply theoretical ideas to your work with groups and reflect on your own role within your organisational context.
Included in your course fee, you will receive online membership to the Tavistock’s internationally-renowned library for the duration of your course.
Our friendly and knowledgeable library team will help to support you through your specialist CPD course, whatever your level of professional or academic experience. You will have access to an extensive range of eBooks, online journals, all the relevant key databases and our specialist audio-visual collection, plus reference access to all our print books.
Our information skills trainer has made lots of material available on Moodle to help you navigate our comprehensive electronic collections. PCs and photocopiers are available for your use (charges apply for printing and copying), as well as various online resources including audio/video playlists.
Organisational Consultant and Executive Coach Supervisor
Book your place today
You can book a place at any time. You’ll receive confirmation by email, and we will be in touch approximately one week before the course starts with detailed joining instructions.